Classes for Adults & Children

Based upon ongoing developments with COVID-19 and the City of Palo Alto’s commitment to keep our community safe, the Community Services Department has made the decision to cancel classes for the spring quarter. This was a difficult decision to make but out of concern for the health of our customers and the community, it is the right thing to do.

 All registrants for spring classes will have their registrations cancelled and a credit placed on their account. If you would prefer a refund, please contact or 650-463-4900 and we can assist you.

We know how important our classes and programs are to you.  Please check our website for virtual programs anyone can participate in while we shelter in place. We are adding to this list and hope to offer more virtual options over the next few weeks.
Thank you for your understanding. As a reminder, the City of Palo Alto has a Community Support Call Center to help community members with their questions or concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. The call center is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. can be accessed by calling (650) 272-3181. Be well and stay safe!



Children participating in an art class 

Children's Fine Art (CFA) has been providing quality art experiences to the children of Palo Alto and surrounding communities since 1940. We serve children from the ages of 18 months to 18 years, offering after-school classes, family workshops, and week-long summer studios in a variety of media including ceramics, drawing, painting, and photography.

 Adults participating in a wheel throwing pottery class The Studios program offers classes, workshops, and drop-in studios for beginners to advanced students in a variety of media including: painting, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and jewelry. Our well-equipped studios and experienced instructors will inspire art students of all levels. Create and learn in a friendly and supportive environment!